Polka Dot leaf drop

steiconi(12a-Big Island, HI)June 3, 2009

I have two Polka Dot Begonias, and their leaves are turning brown and dropping.

I have them in filtered shade, water every few days.

Can I save these plants?

Can I propagate them from fallen leaves?

thanks,

Lee

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masterofcoffee(4)

Hello lee,
I have the same problem with my tuberous begonias, and I am not sure of the cause. Parts of the leaves turn yellow, then spotted with brown, and then fall off. I believe the cause to be too much water, so I let the soil dry, and will water them with a water/fertilizer mix. I will let you know if they do well. I have heard that by slitting the veins of a begonia leaf, and placing a rock or other weighted object on it partially, that it will root, but I have yet to try this. I hope this helps, and I will post later!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2009 at 7:50PM
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